The biggest race in the USA is only a few days away and I can feel the hype starting to build up for the horse racing season. The Kentucky Derby is the second most bet on sporting event in North America, only second to the Super Bowl, which shows that this race is big business.
This years Derby was postponed from its originally scheduled date of May 2nd, 2020 to September 5th. The Belmont Stakes went ahead as scheduled on June 20th, which has caused the Kentucky Derby to be bumped to the second leg of the Triple Crown this year.
Tiz the Law won the Belmont Stakes in June and he is entering the Kentucky Derby as a big favorite at odds of 3/5. He drew the 17th post position and will line up beside the two other real contenders in the race with Honor A.P. (5-1) starting from post 16 and Authentic (8-1) starting from post 18.
In this article I’ll look at the morning line odds for all of the horses in this years Kentucky Derby and also provide a step by step guide to placing a bet on the Kentucky Derby this year.
2020 Kentucky Derby Morning Line Odds
Here are the morning line odds for the race from Bovada.lv. These odds were set by Mike Battaglia for the 46th straight year, and they are considered a prediction of what the odds will be on race day. The odds will change depending on the amount of money bet on each horse leading up to the race.
- Finnick the Fierce 50-1
- Max Player 30-1
- Enforceable 30-1
- Storm the Court 50-1
- Major Fed 50-1
- King Guillermo 20-1
- Money Moves 30-1
- South Bend 50-1
- Mr. Big News 50-1
- Thousand Words 15-1
- Necker Island 50-1
- Sole Volante 30-1
- Attachment Rate 50-1
- Winning Impression 50-1
- NY Traffic 20-1
- Honor A.P. 5-1
- Tiz The Law 3-5
- Authentic 8-1
The horses are listed in order of their post position.
I’m on Tiz the Law to win this race. Even at odds of 3-5 I think there is value on a horse that should easily be the fastest in the field. Avoiding drawing a post position near the rail and starting right beside his two main competitors should help Tiz the Law’s chances of getting the job done on Saturday.
Tiz the Law won the Belmont Stakes by four lengths and followed that up by running away from a solid field at the Travers Stakes last month in a race that is the same distance as the upcoming Derby.
I believe Tiz the Law is simply on another level to every other horse in this field and I fully expect him to win the Kentucky Derby this Saturday by a few lengths.
Play: Tiz the Law 3/5
At the time of this article you can still bet on Tiz the Law in the BetOnline.ag sportsbook at odds of -125. I think that’s a great value bet because I expect him to close at close to -200 on race day.
How To Bet On 2020 Kentucky Derby in the USA
Here’s a quick 3 step guide to betting on the Kentucky Derby if you live in the USA.
Step 1. Open a Bovada.lv Account
First you’ll need to open an account at Bovada.lv. They are the biggest sportsbook that accepts American residents and also our top rated bookie for US players. Bovada caters their sportsbook toward the American public, which means easy deposits and withdrawals, and a betting site that is customized for the needs of Americans.
Bovada is currently offering a sign up bonus of $250.
Step 2. Make Your Deposit
You’ll need to make a deposit in order to have funds to bet on the race. Bovada accepts Bitcoin and credit cards.
Step 3. Place Your Kentucky Derby Bets
You should now be ready to bet on the Kentucky Derby! Click on ‘Horses’ and then select ‘Churchill Downs’ and ‘Kentucky Derby’ to find the parimutuel odds on race day.
If you’re placing your wagers before race day, you can select ‘Horses Futures and Props’ in the ‘Sports’ section of the website. Here is a screenshot of the odds in the sportsbook (taken on September 1st):
I think that’s it guys. Ready to bet? Click here to visit Bovada.lv…